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FOOTBALL - Droitwich Spa reach League Cup final with double in their sights

Aaron Sutcliffe 16th May, 2022 Updated: 18th May, 2022

DROITWICH Spa booked their place in the League Cup final with a 3-1 win against Gornal Colts to remain on course for a league and cup double.

James Lemon and Connor Collins were both on target for the Saltmen after an own goal put them ahead at the Dell Stadium.

And the result means Droitwich will now play in the League Cup final for the first time this weekend.

Gornal were on top for much of the first period with Spa goalkeeper Ryan Williams alert to any danger as the visitors’ offside trap worked well early on.

Andy Crowther’s side grew into the game before Gornal scored an own goal on 22 minutes when a misplaced header found the back of the home side’s net.

Droitwich missed several chances to extend their lead with Collins, Lemon and Haydn Morris all unable to double Spa’s advantage.

However, the Saltmen eventually found a way through when Lemon was put through one-on-one before rounding the goalkeeper and slotting home.

Gornal wasted a number of good opportunities to reduce the deficit before half time, the closest of which saw a low drive travel inches past Williams’ post.

Despite Droitwich’s dominance in the second half, Gornal pulled a goal back when Leon Salmon finished well from close range to set up a nervy finish.

However, Collins restored Spa’s two-goal lead with a bullet header from eight-yards out to settle the game and secure the Saltmen’s place in the final.

Droitwich will play Bromyard Town in the League Cup final on Saturday, May 21 with kick-off at 3pm at Billbrook Junior Football Club.

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